Even lesbian vampires in space can get lonely
Formed in 2009, Dr. Carmilla is a solo artist as well as fronting Dr. Carmilla & the mechanisms
. Her music is self-described as "Dieselpunk
Cabaret/ Visual Kei
. She is currently signed to the Gilded Age Records label/collective, who are notorious for several well-known steampunk
bands, such as Unwoman, Vernian Process and the Clockwork Dolls.
It has both been said that
(according to the Dr. Carmilla website
) Carmilla is the invention of Maki Yamazaki and that Maki Yamazaki is the failed experimental clone
- Diesel Punk
- Being Evil Sucks : Dr. Carmilla.
- Grief Song : Loreli
- Heavy Meta
- I Am Becoming Song : 'I am The Antidote'.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad : Dr. Carmilla seems to have an ancient and antagonistic past with the mentioned character, Loreli (possibly the same Laura, in Le Fanu's 'Carmilla')
- Living Ship : The Aurora is some kind of biomechanical vessel.
- Lonely Together : It differs between members how much any of them actually cares about this, though.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly : Dr. Carmilla is known for mixing Swing, Jazz, Indie, Rock, Metal, Cabaret,  Visual Kei and various other genres.
- Sanity Slippage Song : Homesick
- Soap Opera Disease :
- Space Pirates : Effectively the whole concept behind Dr. Carmilla & The Mechanisms.
- Spoken Word In Music : Features during the intro to 'Welcome to Medi Co.' and in the breakdown at the end of 'Thick as Thieves (Loreli, Pt. III)'.
- Rule of Cool : Lesbian Vampire Captain on a Biomechanical spaceship. Oh, was it mentioned that they're in space?
- Who Wants to Live Forever? : The general theme to Dr. Carmilla's existence.
- I Am the Band
- Lesbian Vampire : Though surprisingly, an asexual one.
- Our Vampires Are Different : Dr. Carmilla is, unsurprisingly a subversion Sheridan Le Fanu's novel, Carmilla.
- The Cover Changes The Meaning : Dr. Carmilla's cover of 'The City' (original song by Unwoman) takes on a different meaning when you apply it in-universe.
- Murder Ballad : The songs 'City of the Dead' and 'I am the Antidote' both discuss Carmilla's misadventures in destroying her home-planet, Terra.